Dan on February 26th, 2013

I recently had an article published on SeekingAlpha.com with my read on Nordstrom’s Fourth Quarter Earnings.  Check out the article at http://seekingalpha.com/article/1225391-what-i-liked-about-nordstrom-s-q4-earnings  

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Dan on February 23rd, 2013

I was reading an interesting post at www.whowhatwhy.com regarding Barrett Brown – another internet ‘hacktivist’ in the mold of Aaron Schwartz.  Brown has been in custody since September 12th, 2012, on ‘charges of threatening a federal officer’.  Interestingly, according to this post, what the government was really after was to shut down his site which was […]

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Dan on February 22nd, 2013

Amazon is a tough stock for a value investor like me to own – it has always been overvalued.  Yet it has been a great stock for years – up over 10 times over 10 years.  It currently is a $270 stock, with a negative 12 months earnings.  Compare that to Google – $800 stock with […]

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Dan on February 9th, 2013

So how would you feel about a stock that pays out a 10% dividend, has the income to cover its dividend, and is a leader in its industry?  In a time of 2% 10 year T-Bills, you would guess this is too good to be true.  Its not too good to be true –  the […]

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Dan on February 5th, 2013

The rules for Drone strikes are now out, and they show the  same disregard for the constitution as the torture framework created under the Bush administration. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21333570   The part that I find most disturbing is the legal framework for using lethal force against US Citizens.  I lifted this paragraph from the leaked memo: “the […]

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Dan on February 2nd, 2013

If you are still of the belief that  Boards of Directors have the best interest of their shareholders in mind – I have bad news for you.  Footnoted.org has a great example of Corporate malfeasance perpetrated by the CEO and the Board. http://www.footnoted.com/buried-treasure/too-early-for-worst-footnote-of-2013/ The board of directors has bestowed a gift to the outgoing Executive […]

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